MITRE Opens New Testing and Experimentation Facility for Small Drones
MITRE has opened a new small drone testing and experimentation site in Orange, VA. The site will allow MITRE staff and US government sponsors to test and evaluate new technology in autonomous systems, sUAS, and counter drone solutions.
“We take great pride in being a trusted partner for agencies in helping them select and evaluate the right UAS and C-UAS tools for their unique needs,” said Yosry Barsoum, MITRE vice president and director, Center for Securing the Homeland. “This new testing range will enable agencies and industry to work hand in hand to build safer communities.”
The opening of the range included a ribbon cutting that included Jeffrey Vincent, executive director of the FAA’s UAS Integration Office, and U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Virginia, who represents the area in Congress.
“The Drone Range will provide a tremendous opportunity for valuable collaboration among government, industry, and academic researchers, benefitting the drone…